The Bible Verse that Saved My Life

There’s one verse in the Bible that has stuck with me like glue for many years. It has carried me through many dark days and has NEVER lost any power in my life.

I have had seasons when people who said they’d always be there for me abandoned me, but this verse still stuck.

I have had moments when I was ready to completely give up and walk away, but this verse has been a beacon of light.

It has brought me hope when I was hopeless and joy in the dark night of my soul.

Take a minute and watch:

 

“For I know the plans I have for you”, says the Lord, “Plans to prosper you and not to harm you. Plans to give you a hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11

What is your “life verse”? What verse from the Bible brings you the most hope? 

GP

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Word of the Week: Intrepid

Main Entry: in·trep·id
Pronunciation: \in-ˈtre-pəd\
Function: adjective
Etymology: Latin intrepidus, from in- + trepidus alarmed
Definition: (adj.) fearless; adventurous

Sure, we all wrestle with some sort of fear. Whether it’s crime, world hunger or the realization that we will never eat another Twinkie. (Dang Hostess!)

But, if fear consumes you or seems to be taking over your life, this word has some great power for you.

Be fearless this year! Live for something greater thank yourself. There is a world that needs you.

Example: The intrepid soldier ran into the line of fire to save his buddy

Steve Jobs, Tough Questions and Life Perspective

Every now and then you hear a speech that really makes you think. The words from Steve Jobs after his diagnosis with cancer really woke me up. They were sobering words that seemed to keep ringing in my ears even after the video ended. Here is a little bit of that speech…

“When I was 17, I read a quote that went something like: “If you live each day as if it was your last, someday you’ll most certainly be right.” It made an impression on me, and since then, for the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: “If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?” And whenever the answer has been “No” for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something.” – Steve Jobs

We are coming to the end of another year and I want you to answer that question for yourselves. 

“Do you want to do what you are about to do today?”

If you aren’t happy with the way things are going, today is the day to make the change. These changes are often simple and easily implemented, but they make a big difference.

What is one thing that you would like to do different this year? 

Will you start today? If not… why not. This is your moment!

GP

Top Ten Books that Impacted Me in Some Way

I was recently asked to do this on my Facebook Page:

In your status, list 10 books that have stayed with you in some way. Don’t take more than a few minutes and don’t think too hard. They don’t have to be great books, just the ones that have touched you.

Well, I took the time and answered. I thought I’d share it with you guys.

Greetings! Well, let me just shoot from the hip. These are in no particular order… just answering the top 10 I’d like with me on a deserted island.

The Holy Bible: Each day. Every day. Nutrition to the soul

The Road: Cormac McCarthy – Gripping Fiction that shares a struggle for survival between a father and son

Mere Christianity: C.S. Lewis – Takes me places every time I read it

On the Road: Jack Kerouac – The journey of the soul takes us to many different places. Hitch hiking, Train jumping and a beatnik adventure.

Any Hemingway Book – Simple language with a masculine tone is always good!

The Four Hour Workweek: Tim Ferriss ~ I’ve read it a dozen times and I’ll read it a dozen more. Changes life perspective.

Matthew Henry’s Exhaustive Commentary of the Bible: Great wisdom!

Walden: Henry David Thoreau ~ Keeps me thinking and appreciating the little things

The Message Bible – It is it’s own category. I could read this like a novel.

The Poetry of Robert Frost ~ His poem, “The Road Not Taken”, is a short picture of my life and I’d love to get lost in his work.

I know it’s pretty eclectic, but it’s me. What about you? Do you have a top 10? What is it?

Have a great Christmas!

GP